It all began with a little circle of friends and their itch for a real Hip-Hop-Festival in Germany – fortunately they decided to start-up their own one in 1998. The first Splash! Festival was organized in Chemnitz and took place in a former power station near a catchment lake. Due to the location of the Festival area and according to the meaning of the English idiom “make a splash” the organizer chose the promising name. Different than originally planned the Splash! was continued and after it went on a little journey to find an appropriate home, it finally settled down on the “Ferropolis Peninsula” near Gräfenhainchen. This year’s sold out Splash! starts on Thursday the 11th of July and will make the festival visitors blood boil until Sunday the 14th. NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION will be there for the first time and will take a closer look behind the scenes for you.
Besides Hip-Hop music the Splash! Festival offers Reggae, Soul, Funk, Drum and Bass as well as Dancehall. The winner of the VBT splash! Edition PERSTEASY will sound the bell for the Splash! Festival 2013 on Thursday the 11th of July. Furthermore KENDRIK LAMAR will present his century album with a live band.
The following three days will convince the festival visitors with a multifarious line-up. Because of legends like A TRIBE CALLED QUEST and KRS ONE the audience will be thrilled to bits. Yet again the young rapper from Harlem A$AP ROCKY, the mastermind behind the Odd-Future-Gang TYLER THE CREATOR (unfortunately without mate EARL SWEATSHIRT), the exceptional talent JOEY BADASS, FLUME the young guy of the new beat-avant-garde from Sydney as well as the promising masket German Duo GENETIKK and the rapper and sneakerhead from Seattle MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS will perform on one of the three impressing stages. In exchange for LOGIC the talented globetrotter, rapper and producer ODDISSE will be on stage with the singer OLIVER DAYSOUL. Another highlight will definitely be the performance of the fresh duo THE UNDERACHIEVERS that will serve the sound of the 90’s. Besides MARTERIA, who will hopefully bring a refreshing breeze from Northern Germany, there are going to be lot more dope German artists like CASPER and RETROGOTT & HULK HODN.
But there is still more to come! Different battles all around the Hip-Hop culture can be expected. The attendees will have the privilege of joining the Write4Gold-Battles (competition between a few Graffiti- groups), the ITF- World Championship of DJ’s, the Beatbox-Battle between eight Professionals, Battle-Rap in the context of the “End Of The Weak” and the annually Soundclash which is about firing the audience up at the Hip-Hop-Aftershowparty. For getting the right holiday feeling people can relax to Soul, Funk, Reggae, Latin, Raregroove and related sounds at the “Funky Beach Corner”. Find the full line up on the festival-homepage.